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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Speed Data-ing

Written on February 24, 2015 at 8:31 pm, by

  Speed Data-ing is a NULab centric data-exchange that aims to bring people seeking data together with people who have data but limited time to explore it. Each of a dozen or so datasets will have 3 minutes to share its secrets. We’re focusing on data from the Northeastern community so it will also be  Continue Reading »

Adventures in the Archive: Writing and Research in the Digital Age

Written on February 16, 2015 at 3:25 pm, by

  By: Kate Templeton After flirting with Digital Humanities last Summer and Fall, I’m excited to formalize my relationship with NULab this semester as a NULab Scholar. For this first blog post, one in a series I’ll be writing this Spring about the digital turn my dissertation in English literature has taken, I thought I’d  Continue Reading »

Exploring the NULab’s social network

Written on February 11, 2015 at 6:02 pm, by

One of the interesting aspects of being involved in a necessarily interdisciplinary endeavor such as NULab is understanding the degree to which we are already working with one another in the field. As a whole, does the NULab community engage with one another personally and professionally beyond our own assumptions based on the behavior we  Continue Reading »

The Language of the State of the Union

Written on February 9, 2015 at 4:46 pm, by

Professor Ben Schmidt has developed a chart that shows how words presidents use in their State of the Union addresses reflect the twists and turns of history, featured in The Atlantic. 

Is the Professor Bossy or Brilliant? Much Depends on Gender

Written on February 9, 2015 at 4:35 pm, by

Professor Ben Schmidt has developed an interactive chart using data from 14 million posts on RateMyProfessors.com that allows you to search for any word and see how often it appears, broken down by gender and department. The results make vivid gender biases. Read an analysis of the chart in The New York Times.